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Dr. Gary, Cat Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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Weather very hot 17 y old cat drinking lots of water - not

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weather very hot 17 y old cat drinking lots of water - not interested in usual food best quality mince or Dine beef or lamb morsels o Purr tuna morsels in gravy is it mainly heat related
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Harry 17 years old otherwise seems fine
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Harry?
Customer: he was my husband's devoted pet - he died in july------------Harry and I both still have 'bad' days
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

How long has he had a reduced appetite?

When did he start drinking more?

Any gagging, retching, lip licking, drooling or vomiting?

Are her gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

Any changes to his breathing?

If you press on her belly, any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?